Director of People

  • Permanent
  • Cambridge
  • 4 February 2022

Website St Mary's School, Cambridge

St Mary’s School, Cambridge is an independent day and boarding school for girls aged 3 to 18.

Situated in the heart of the academically and culturally vibrant city of Cambridge, we are a school where any girl can thrive and achieve academic excellence. A Christian school run in the Catholic tradition and founded on the principles of Mary Ward, we have a unique approach to education and an atmosphere which fosters a love of life and learning.

We are seeking a Director of People, who holds a CIPD Level 7 qualification or Fellow, to join St Mary’s School in April 2022. The Director of People will work closely with the Head, Bursar and Assistant Bursar, as well as the wider Leadership Team, to provide strategic leadership of the HR Department, forging strong relationships across both teaching and support staff to create an integrated culture that drives performance, promotes staff welfare, maximises efficiencies, celebrates success and champions diversity.
The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker with an understanding of UK employment law and recognition of best practice, and a diplomatic and persuasive communicator with a strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion to deliver substantive improvements.

Further information can be found on our website.

Closing date for applications: 9:00am on Friday 4th February 2022
Interviews to be held shortly after on a date to be confirmed

We will review applications on receipt. Suitable candidates may be interviewed before the closing date and we reserve the right to withdraw the position if an early appointment is made.  

The School is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants are subject to an enhanced DBS check. 

Registered Charity No. 290180

Telephone: 01223 224144




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